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Old 07-17-2007, 02:20 AM
 
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Hi everyone...we're moving to the area in a month and Highland Village has recently come to my attention. Do any of you have opinions on this area? What's the commute like to Irving? To Dallas? What about the overall vibe? Would love to know what you guys think! Thank you in advance!
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
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I have a friend and a coworker that live there. Very nice area. It's a bit out there if you're going to be commuting to downtown Dallas though.
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:51 PM
 
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Highland Village is very nice. There are a lot of trees and it is close to the lake. The commute to Irving would not be too terrible, but Dallas would would take some time. There is a lot of new stores coming to this area such as Barnes and Noble, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic actually too many to list. The schools are great and it is a very family friendly area.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:02 PM
 
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Thanks guys - so do you think the commute to Dallas would be an hour in peak traffic or more? What about Irving? 30 minutes? It looks beautiful on the websites...
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:06 AM
 
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I think it would be over an hour to and from downtown in rush hour. I know someone who does it from Flower Mound, just south of Highland Village and it was more like an hour and a half at peak time.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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Yes that is the rich area a ton of mansion type homes there and beautiful scenery too.
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:58 AM
 
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Hi, I am biased. I moved to Highland Village from Los Angeles 2.5 years ago.

I think it is a terrific community. The schools are great. There is almost no crime. HV has been rated the safest city in North Texas for the last 5 years.

Other thing that I think are special. There is almost no commerce except on FM 407 which is the south border of the city and on 407 there is almost everything one could need and more is being built. The city is about 5.5 square miles. It is all single family homes, no apartments. They are planning to build 40 luxury townhomes on 407 as part of another shopping center going in.

HV has rolling hills (Texas is mostly flat) and many trees. The city has at least 9 parks, bike paths, trails, and other amenities. The Western half of the city is Highland Shores are large development by Mobil Oil, which has additional amendities (more personal bias) and is nicer that the older portion of the city. Being from Southern Calif. I appreciate that they didn't build to get the maximum number of homes. They left lots of green areas and trees where homes could have been built. More and more of new construction in Texas is going Calif style, jamming in the maximum houses that will fit.

You will be sorry if you buy elsewhere without taking a look.

I am not a realtor by the way, just a happy relocatee.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:44 PM
 
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We are actually traveling down to Highland Village on Wednesday. We are relocating from the midwest. We've looked at Flower Mound, Frisco and some other places but the houses we've found in Highland Village have so much character.

It doesn't look like it's too much further to the airport.....a huge thing with us. Down town isn't as important.

I would love to hear more about Highland village. We are looking at 2 older homes in the area and are bringing our check book as one of the homes I've fallen completely in love with.

I would love to hear more about Highland Village. I have a feeling we have found our home there.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
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There are some older areas in Highland Village - not just new stuff. I personally love the older areas, but Highland Village in general has done a good job preserving their mature trees. Commuting to Dallas should only be considered if you have a flying car or transportation device. 75-90 minutes will be the norm during peak times. 50 mins with no traffic. Irving would be a much better commute.
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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We decided on Flower Mound, but it never took us that long to get down town. Guess we were just lucky
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